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Re: Sarah Victoria Hilder and William Steward
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 23 August 18 14:51 BST (UK) »
Taken from parish register of Great Whelnetham

In May 1860, William Steward and Sarah V Steward are witnesses at the following marriage

Henry Hilder widower 59 (father = Richard Hilder, farmer)
Emily Betts widow 58
31st May 1860

Bride, groom and witnesses all signed their names.

I couldn't see the marriage of William and Sarah at Great nor Little Whelnetham, but clearly they had married by May of 1860.

I'm assuming Henry Hilder is Sarah's father - this looks like his possible first marriage (also at Great Whelnetham):
Henry Hilder bachelor OTP
Christiana Fenton spinster OTP
Both signed their names
Married in this church by licence 25th July 1826
Witnesses: Wm Fenton and Fredk Fenton (both signed)

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Re: Sarah Victoria Hilder and William Steward
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 23 August 18 14:53 BST (UK) »
Taken from Great Whelnetham parish baptisms register

Children of William and Sarah Victoria Steward
Ada Louisa 7th April 1861
Ellen Sarah 5th October 1863

Taken from Cockfield parish baptisms register
Jane Elizabeth 25th June 1865

I couldn't see any other baptisms for this couple in either parish

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Re: Sarah Victoria Hilder and William Steward
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 23 August 18 14:59 BST (UK) »
Taken from Bradfield Combust parish register

William s/o James and Mary Ann Steward (late Watkinson)
born 30th July 1838, baptised 26th August 1838
James Steward = a farmer

Also:
George born 19th December 1839, baptised 23rd Feb 1840
Anna born 29th March 1841, baptised 16th May 1841
Charles James born 29th June, baptised 24th September 1843
Walter Watkinson born 12th June, baptised 21st September 1845
Elizabeth Mary, born 5th January, baptised 27th April 1847

James Steward (senior) was baptised in Bradfield Combust in 1837, along with his brother John:

James s/o William and Mary Steward (late Albon)
Born 9th August 1815, baptised 6th November 1837

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Re: Sarah Victoria Hilder and William Steward
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 23 August 18 23:28 BST (UK) »
Thanks so much Anne. Emily Betts was his third wife and I didn't know about her at all. I have been trying to track her but she is not on any other trees as a spouse of Henry Hilder. So new to all other researchers of the family.
This may have been her third or fourth marriage. I have looked at a possible Surrage/ Surrige connection but this will have to be work in progress. I wonder if Betts was her maiden name or a married name??
Burt, Cockrill, Craske, Debenham, Double, Grimwade, Grimwood, Hilder, Mayhew, Ray. All from  West Suffolk around the Bury St. Edmunds area.
Simpson, Pittendreigh, Arthur.   Aberdeenshire